Spinach Veggie Wrap
(Serves: 1 person)
- Spinach & Herbs Tortilla (I used a vegan tortilla by the brand Olé Mexican Foods, but
you can use any type of tortilla)
- 1 handful spinach
- 5-6 slices cucumber
- 2-3 slices tomato
- 1/4 block tempeh (lightly sautéd)
- 1/4 avocado slices
- 1 handful sprouts (I used alfalfa & clover sprouts)
Making wraps are super easy, because they only require chopping up a few veggies, and wrapping them up in a tortilla. They are a great lunch to pack to take on the go.
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Hummus is a food that I typically buy pre-made. In my mind it’s a lot cheaper, and quicker to just buy it already made. But recently, I’ve tried to steer away from pre-made/convenience foods and put more effort and love into the food that I am eating. By doing this, I came up with this yummy hummus recipe that is actually much cheaper than pre-made and takes less than 20 minutes to whip up. Also, by making your own you can control what you put in your hummus. Most store bought hummus has preservatives and is high in oil.
The red peppers can definitely be left out, and the flavor can be changed to whatever you’d like. Add more garlic if you would like a more garlic heavy hummus, add cilantro and lime for a Mexican inspired hummus, or different spices to create whatever kind of hummus your hummus loving heart desires!
Most hummus recipes call for tahini which is similar to peanut butter but made with sesame seeds. This ingredient is pretty expensive, so I have found that just using raw sunflower seeds tends to take on the tahini flavor.
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A lot of people don’t realize that popcorn is actually a whole grain, meaning it is unrefined and has all of the grain components, providing the most nutrients. If you make popcorn the “right way” then it is a great snack to have that’s packed with whole grains.
Most people buy bagged popcorn that is full of butter and chemical additives. Instead, pop your own with plain old popping corn kernels, and a brown paper bag! It is so quick, easy, and way less expensive than the pre-bagged microwave popcorn, and it so much better for you. By popping your own, you can control how much butter, how much salt, and how many additives you put in it.
See all the added ingredients in this bag of microwave popcorn? If you pop your own the only ingredient is popping corn!
So here is how you pop your own popcorn…
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Looking for ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet, or even your kid’s diet? Here’s a great way to add some more nutrition into everyone’s favorite side dish….mashed potatoes! Also, these mashed ‘potatoes’ don’t take as long to make, because you don’t have to wait forever for your potatoes to cook. These cauliflower mashed potatoes can be a great base for many flavors, you could add cheese, sauces, spices, or other vegetables to give them a little kick. Be creative and try out different things to add into your delicious mashed cauliflower!
1 head of cauliflower
that’s it! Just one ingredient!
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Sweet potatoes, as you know are my one true love in life, so I try to find different ways to eat them. Roasting them is probably one of my favorites, they are so great with seasonings, or just plain. Also, they make for a great transportation for dip to my mouth. Yumm!
I encourage you, if you try this recipe, to experiment with different seasonings.
Some of my suggestions are:
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
Chili powder, cumin, paprika
Garlic, rosemary, sea salt, pepper
but definitely let your inner chef take control, and try whatever it’s telling you!
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